School websites suck. They don't have to.
One day I read this: http://sixrevisions.com/web_design/public-school-websites-dont-have-to-suck/
and was inspired, as apparently were a few other people. I don't
really have all the skill necessary to solve the problem, but I do
have the enthusiasm and the ability to create this group :P
In the comments of that article, I suggested:
"I think a group of like minded people could build quite a robust
solution using wordpress 3.1 and an extensible plugin, ala BuddyPress.
There is a wealth of freely available templates available, its very
easy for novices to use and learn (as opposed to drupal et al) and
most of the core components are already there.
"The solution could even have a hosted version at some point, making
it a one-click setup.
"I’m quite inspired by this article to be a part of such a group of
people. If anyone is interest in discussing further, I am reachable at
calebfidecaro [at] gmail [dot] com. Perhaps if there’s interest I’ll
set up a google group."
A couple other people seemed interested, and offered their services in
So I guess the question for anyone who visits this is: "What is this?"